Patricia R. (Carter) Mans, born August 4, 1963, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on May 30, 2014. “Patsy” was born and raised in Lansing, Michigan, where she was a member of Lansing Christian Center Church, and an honorary member of the Ambassadors for Christ Youth Ministry. She graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in 1981. Patsy was a dedicated employee of Dean Transportation. An avid sports fan, she co-founded S.K.I.L.L.S. (Support Kids in Learning League Sports) Basketball Program, where she impacted the lives of many young women.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 22 years, Dwayne E. Mans; daughters, LaSondra (Robert) Crenshaw of Lansing, and LaTia (JC) Russell, of Indianapolis, IN; grandson, Robert E. Crenshaw III of Lansing; granddaughter, Gabriella Mariah Russell of Indianapolis, IN; sisters, Ramona Collins of Toledo, OH, and Eula Guyton and Tansay Carter, both of Lansing; brothers Robert Collins, Joe Carter, and Thomas Carter, all of Lansing, and Ronald (Alisa) Carter of Grand Rapids, MI; goddaughter, Amari Hart-Walker; godson, Rodney Holmes, Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Thomas and Alice Carter, and her brother, Willie George.
Funeral services will be held at Noon on Friday, June 6, 2014, at Lansing Christian Center Church, 5640 Waverly Rd., Lansing, MI, with the Pastor Howard Davenport officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Public visitation will be from 12pm-7pm on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI. In memory of Pat, those desiring may make contribution to the National Stroke Association.